Gyeongbokgung Palace is a tranquil ancient palace in the heart of Seoul. The main royal palace of the Joseon Dynasty features a unique scenery day and night, surrounded by mountains and skyscrapers. Its historical and cultural significance, as well as gorgeous ancient architecture, makes it one of the main Seoul attractions. Plan your trip to Gyeongbokgung Palace with this guide that includes how to get there, hours & fees, free & group guided tours, hanbok rentals, etc. I also shared lots of insightful tips about time-sensitive programs, such as Gyeongbokgung Palace Changing of Guards, Palace at Night, and Gyeonghoeru Pavilion tour. Enjoy your time at Gyeongbokgung!
Myeongdong is the most vibrant shopping destination in Seoul. Fans of Korean fashion and K-beauty, get your strategies down with this detailed Myeongdong shopping guide before hitting shopper’s paradise. But the commercial district offers much more than just shopping as the political, financial, culinary, and cultural hub in the heart of Seoul. Read what else to do in Myeongdong once you get there.
Nami Island strikes your fancy? Then, this article will inspire your trip to Nami Island in Autumn. On my visit in November last year, picturesque autumn foliage colored all over the island. As if that was not enough, I was blown away by the beauty of the nearby Garden of Morning Calm on the hill of Chukryeong Mountain. Click to see the highlights of Nami Island and the Garden of Morning Calm.
Nami Island is one of my favorite destinations from Seoul. The stunning natural beauty is in Gapyeong, only a couple of hours away from the bustling capital city. While there, also consider adding other Gapyeong attractions into your day-trip itinerary. This super-detailed guide explains how to go to Nami Island from Myeongdong and other areas from Seoul, as well as how to go from Nami Island to Petite France and the Garden of Morning Calm.
Insadong is a small pocket of neighborhood in the heart of Seoul that exudes old charm. If you are interested in experiencing classic Korea, it is the place not to be missed. This article in Seoul Travel Guide by a Korean series shows you 15 best things to do in Insadong. Have fun exploring the winding alleyways lined with traditional teahouses, quaint shops, and art galleries!
Hongdae is a lively neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea, with lots of things to do day and night. It used to be my neck of the woods during my college years, although I reluctantly admit that it was a while ago. I’m excited to share all hidden nooks and crannies of Hongdae from my recent trip to Seoul! Click to see all the cool things and places you should not miss in Hongdae, as well as all my favorite restaurants, cafes, bars, hotels, and more.
First time in Gyeongju? This complete Gyeongju guide shows you an example 3-day Gyeongju itinerary; how to get to (and around) Gyeongju from Seoul and Busan; where to stay in Gyeongju; Gyeongju food to try (and the best restaurants). If you consider visiting Korea’s ancient capital city in the future, you will want to read this.
Gyeongju has become a popular day trip from Busan or Seoul. The ancient Silla’s capital city for a thousand years has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites and antiquities. Is it worth visiting the razzle-dazzle city for a day? Check out how I saw the highlights of Gyeongju in just 12 hours!
Gyeongju is Korea’s UNESCO World Heritage city in the Southeast region. It was the capital city of the ancient Silla that thrived for a thousand years. This historic town is often called a “museum without walls” for significant archaeological remains and cultural heritage. But the city is evolving with the hanok-clad hipster neighborhood. Get a glimpse of Gyeongju’s glorious historical past and the trendiest travel destination today!
As the second-largest city in Korea, Busan offers myriads of things to do, see, and eat. Whether you have 3 days in Busan or more, this 5-day Busan itinerary sample helps you prioritize and build your best Busan travel plan. Click to unveil insider tips by Korean.